Spring 2015 ESL Booklet

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Welcome and thank you for considering our
English as a Second Language program (ESL)
and our Intensive English program here at Tulsa
Community College (TCC)! We are committed to
helping you become more proficient in American
English and developing the skills important to
succeed in college and the workplace. As a
student, you will not only learn English but also
have an opportunity to experience American
culture through the many college and community
activities held throughout the year.
Please take advantage of the many privileges
and benefits that ESL students enjoy here at
 Use of the Language Center
 Use of the Fitness Center
 Use of the Library
 Use of the Computer Labs
Daniel Chaboya
 Membership in Student Clubs and
ESL Coordinator
 Access to Student Counselors
Our ESL faculty and staff look forward to
serving you and contributing to your success
here at TCC. We also are excited about
meeting you and learning about your culture
and languages. Together we will share,
learn, and grow in an academic environment
that values intercultural awareness and communication. See you on campus and in class
very soon!
 Access to Student Discount Tickets for
Special Events
We encourage you to join the International
Association and other clubs to practice English,
visit new places on cultural fieldtrips, and make
new friends. Don’t forget to visit the Language
Center which is designed to help with the
development of language skills outside of the
classroom. In this center, you can access
computer programs, books, videos, and other
language learning materials.
Daniel Chaboya
ESL Coordinator
Call the Language Center, (918) 595-7536, and make an appointment for the free ESL
placement test. The test is given in The Language Center/ESL Program at TCC Northeast
Campus, 3727 E. Apache (Apache and Harvard), room 1521, which is located on the first floor
of the Student Center. When you come to take the test, please bring any immigration
documents you have with you.
After completing your ESL placement test, the ESL counselor will discuss the results with you
and help you choose ESL classes to meet your needs. The ESL counselor will also answer any
questions you have about the ESL program and will help you with the application and
Submit an application online by going to www.tulsacc.edu or come to the Language Center
where staff can assist you. You will receive your TCC student ID number by email in 5 to 7
days. You must submit your immigration documentation in person at the TCC Welcome Center/
Registrar’s Office. In addition, please bring your high school transcript if possible and any college or university transcripts you have. Additional documents may be required. Please contact
the ESL counselor with any questions or for more information.
The ESL counselor will assist you in completing your enrollment. After you have finished
registering for classes, you will receive a copy of your class schedule. Please have it with you
during the first week of classes and when you go to the bookstore to buy your textbooks.
Pay for your classes at the Bursar’s Office in the Student Center or online using MYTCC, (go to
www.tulsacc.edu and click on “MYTCC”.) Your student ID number is your user name and your
six digit date of birth (MMDDYY) is your password.
You may also choose to enroll in the TCC payment plan. For more information, please go to the
Bursar’s office or see the ESL counselor.
If you are a US citizen, permanent resident, asylee or refugee, you may qualify for federal
financial aid. You can apply on-line at www.fafsa.gov. It is recommended that you apply as
soon as possible. A minimun TOEFL® score of 460 is required in order to receive any federal
financial aid that the student might otherwise qualify for. The TCC FAFSA code is 9763. Please
contact the ESL counselor or the Financial Aid Office if you have questions or need help.
Go to the Campus Book Store located in the Student Union to buy your books. Please bring
your class schedule. 
Go to the Campus Police Office to get your parking sticker. You will need your student ID
number and the make, model, and tag number of your vehicle. 
Go to the Student Activities Office and get your photo student ID card made. Please bring your
student ID number and a photo ID. You must wait at least 24 hours after enrolling to receive
your ID.
ESL Placement Testing
Any student who wishes to enroll in ESL classes for the first time must take the ESL
Placement Test. The ESL Placement Test assesses reading, writing, listening and speaking and is used to ensure that the student is enrolled in ESL classes at the appropriate
level. The following are some common questions about the ESL Placement test:
How much does it cost? There is no charge for the ESL Placement test.
How much time does the test take? The ESL Placement test takes approximately
1½ hours.
What is needed to register for the test? No documents are required. Appointments
are recommended. Please call (918) 5957536. If possible, please bring any immigration documents and educational records you
have with you.
Where and when is the ESL Placement test given? The ESL Placement test is given
in the Language Center/ESL Program, located
in room 1521 at the Northeast Campus of
TCC, 3727 E. Apache (Apache and Harvard).
Appointments are recommended. Please call
(918) 595-7536.
For questions about testing or to make an appointment,
please call (918) 595-7536
Enrollment and Fee Payment for October 27 - January 9
12-week ESL Classes
Monday - Friday
16-week Regular Classes Begin January 12
12-week ESL Classes begin
January 20
TCC closed Monday, January 20 Tuesday
for Martin Luther King Day
Drop and Add for 12-week
January 20 - January 23
ESL Classes
Tuesday - Friday
100% refund on drops on 12week ESL classes
January 20 - January 23
Spring Break- No classes
March 16 - March 22
Tuesday - Friday
Monday - Sunday
Last day to change from credit
to audit & last day to withdraw
with W grade for ESL classes.
March 27
Final Examinations - 12-week
ESL Classes.
April 15 - 16
Wednesday - Thursday
All applicants who indicate English as a second language shall be required to provide
evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to enrollment in college-level
One of the following standards is used to determine English Language Proficiency for all
first time applicants prior to enrolling in college-level credit courses:
1. Standardized Testing: Students must meet one of the following minimum
scores for admission to TCC with out taking ESL:
Internet-Based TOEFL® (iBT)
Computer-Based TOEFL®
Minimum Score
Paper-Based TOEFL
2. Intensive English Program (IEP): Students must score 460 or higher on the
paper-based TOEFL®, 140 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL®, 48 or
higher on the Internet TOEFL® administered at a Special Testing Center or an
International Testing Center, or 5.0 or higher on the IELTS examination prior to
beginning the IEP. After achieving an acceptable score, students must
successfully complete a minimum of 12 weeks of study at an IEP approved by
the State Regents immediately prior to TCC admission. At least two-thirds of
the 12 weeks must be instruction at an advanced level.
3. High School Performance: Students must successfully complete the high
school core requirements in an English-speaking high school or graduate from
an English-speaking high school and demonstrate competency through the
Policy on Remediation and Removal of High School Curricular Deficiencies.
Students will take the COMPASS in TCC's Assessment Center. COMPASS test
results will be used to demonstrate proficiency in English, math, and science or
to determine the appropriate remediation.
4. Previous College Performance: Students must provide an official transcript
showing a minimum of 24 college-level credit hours with passing grades from
an accredited American college or university.
Spring 2015
January 20– April 16
Credit / Non-Credit Daytime Schedule*
Course ID
Course Name
Monday and Wednesday
ESLG 0992-212
Reading Basics 2
9:00 - 10:20 AM
ESLG 0523-201
Reading for Understanding
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0623-201
Reading for Communication
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0723-201
Reading for Academic Purposes
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0823-201
Reading for College
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0993-201
ESL Advanced Reading 2
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0992-213
Conversation Basics 2
12:30 - 1:50 PM
ESLG 0653-201
Speaking for Communication
12:30 - 1:50 PM
ESLG 0993-202
ESL Pronunciation 2
12:30 - 2:20 PM
ESLG 0753-201
Speaking for Academic Purposes
12:30 - 2:20 PM
ESLG 0853-201
Speaking for College
12:30 - 2:20 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
ESLG 0992-203
Writing Basics 2
9:00 - 10:20 AM
ESLG 0543-201
Writing for Understanding
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0643-201
Writing for Communication
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0743-201
Writing for Academic Purposes
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0843-201
Writing for College
9:00 - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0992-204
Grammar Basics 2
12:30 - 1:50 PM
ESLG 0533-201
Grammar for Understanding
12:30 - 2:20 PM
ESLG 0633-201
Grammar for Communication
12:30 - 2:20 PM
ESLG 0733-201
Grammar for Academic Purposes
12:30 - 2:20 PM
ESLG 0833-201
Grammar for College
12:30 - 2:20 PM
*All classes meet at the Northeast Campus
Spring 2015
January 20 – April 16
Credit / Non-Credit Daytime Schedule
Course ID
Course Name
Listening & Vocabulary Basics 2
11:00 - 11:55 AM
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
ESLG 0992-205
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
ESLG 0513-201
Listening for Understanding
11:00 - 11:55 AM
ESLG 0613-201
Listening for Communication
11:00 - 11:55 AM
ESLG 0713-201
Listening for Academic Purposes
11:00 - 11:55 AM
ESLG 0813-201
Listening for College
11:00 - 11:55 AM
ESLG 0993-203
ESL Advanced Listening 2
11:00 - 11:55 AM
Credit / Non-Credit Evening Schedule
Monday and Wednesday
ESLG 0993-205
ESL Basics 2
6:00 - 7:50 PM
ESLG 0993-204
ESL Basics 4
6:00 - 7:50 PM
ESLG 0993-206
ESL for Proficiency 2
6:00 - 7:50 PM
ESLG 0993-211
ESL for Proficiency 4
6:00 - 7:50 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
ESLG 0993-207
ESL for Comprehension 2
6:00 - 7:50 PM
ESLG 0993-208
ESL for Comprehension 4
6:00 - 7:50 PM
ESLG 0993-209
ESL Advanced Writing 2
6:00 - 7:50 PM
ESLG 0992-207
ESL Conversation Basics/Vocab 2/Sect 3 7:00 - 8:20 PM
*All classes meet at the Northeast Campus
Spring 2015
January 20-April 16
Credit / Non-Credit Classes
TCC Educational Outreach Center
2201 S Garnett Rd, Tulsa, OK 74129
Tuesday and Thursday
Call #
Course ID
Course Name
ESLG 0992 - 202
ESL Basics Conversation/Vocab 2/Sect 1
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
ESLG 0992 - 206
ESL Basics Conversation/Vocab 2/Sect 2
7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
Credit / Non-Credit Intersession Classes**
Course ID
Call #
Course Name
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Dec 1 – Dec 11 ESLG 0991– 203
Intermediate TOEFL® Reading Preparation
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Dec 1 – Dec 11 ESLG 0991– 204
Intermediate TOEFL® Grammar Preparation
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Dec 1 – Dec 11 ESLG 0991 - 205
Advanced TOEFL ® Reading Preparation
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Dec 1 – Dec 11 ESLG 0991– 206
Advanced TOEFL® Grammar Preparation
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Dec 1 – Dec 11 ESLG 0991– 207
Intermediate TOEFL® Grammar Preparation
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
Dec 1 – Dec 11 ESLG 0991– 208
Advanced TOEFL® Grammar Preparation
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM
**TOEFL Prep classes meet at the Northeast Campus
Tuition must be paid in full at the time of enrollment and can be
paid by cash, check, or credit card or the student must enroll in the
payment plan. For more information or to enroll in the payment
plan, please go to MYTCC on the TCC website or visit the Bursar’s
Office. To log into MYTCC, your student ID number is your user
name and your six-digit date of birth is your password.
In addition to tuition, the student is assessed additional fees by the
college and is usually required to buy at least one textbook for each
course. It is not possible to give an exact quote for the cost of the
courses until the student has enrolled in classes. The following
scale, however, is an approximate tuition rate schedule for both
non-resident and resident students.
Approximate Tuition Rate**
Basics ESL Courses
2 credit courses
Resident* Non-Resident*
Intermediate & Advanced ESL Courses
3 credit courses
Resident* Non-Resident*
TOEFL® Preparation Classes
1 Course
2 Courses
$466.68 $1,264.96
3 Courses
$700.02 $1,897.44 $1,050.03 $2,846.16
4 Courses
$933.36 $2,529.92 $1,400.04 $3,794.88
5 Courses
$1,166.70 $3,162.40 $1,750.05 $4,743.60
**Tuition is subject to change.
Additional fees: There is a $5.00 per semester Student ID fee and
a one-time $20 admission fee.
Books: Books are approximately $40 -$60 per course. Prices will
vary for each course.
Refunds: 100% refund during the first week of the class.
Dropping Classes: If a student does not plan to attend a course, it
is the student’s responsibility to officially drop his or her class(es)
at the Registrar’s Office by the end of the refund period. Please
contact the ESL Program if you need assistance.
(Tuition does not include books and some student fees.)
*Students should visit the Welcome Center (Registration &
Admissions) in the Student Union to determine residency status.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Daniel Chaboya
Salli Wandke
Jeri Woodburn
(918) 595-7544 [email protected]
(918) 595-8411 [email protected]
(918) 595-7402 [email protected]
The International Student Services Office is the admission and academic advisement
office for students on an F-1 student visa. We welcome your application and look forward
to the opportunity to assist you in your goal to attend the TCC English as a Second
Language program.
Admission Procedures
The following are the Admission Procedures for students wanting to attend the TCC ESL
Program on an F-1 student visa:
1. Request an International Student Admission Packet from the International
Student Services office on the 1st floor of the Student Union Building at the
Northeast Campus, or download the application from our website at:
www.tulsacc.edu/iss. There are two admission packet options:
a) ESL Institute Admission Packet (non-degree studies in ESL)
b) Standard ISS Admission Packet (for degree-seeking students who are
required to complete a 12-week intensive English program)
2. ESL Institute applicants
An official TOEFL® score of 350-459 for the paper-based test, 63-139 for the
computer-based test, 20-47 on the internet-based test (IBT), or IELTS 3-4.5
(academic format) is required of all students whom English is a second
Degree-seeking applicants requiring the completion of a 12-week Intensive
English program
An Official TOEFL® score of 460 or higher for the paper-based test, 140 or
higher for the computer-based test, 48 or higher on the internet-based test
(IBT), or IELTS 5 or higher (academic format) is required of all students for
whom English is a second language.
The TOEFL® or IELTS must have been taken within the last two years. Only an
official score report from ETS or IELTS will be accepted. TCC’s institutional
code for the TOEFL® is 6839.
3. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization service requires that evidence of adequate
financial support for educational expenses be submitted to TCC before the college can issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20). TCC provides detailed information
on this requirement in the International Student Admission Packet.
Contact Information
Fax: (918)595-8451
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: International Student Services
Tulsa Community College
3727 East Apache
Tulsa, OK 74115-3151
Immigration Responsibilities
Individuals that plan to enter the U.S. for educational purposes are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa status and for understanding and abiding by the U.S. Immigration
rules that pertain to their immigration status. U.S. Immigration regulations require students entering with a Tulsa Community College I-20 to register for classes in the semester
for which the I-20 is issued. Transfer to another U.S. institution may be approved after a
student has completed a semester's coursework.
Application Deadlines For F1 Students:
Spring Semester - November 1
Summer Semester - May 1
Fall semester - July 1
Telephone: (918) 595-7478
Learn English,
Make Friends,
Have Fun!
Program Description:
The ESL Institute is for students who want to learn English and experience American culture. We offer an academic program for beginning and intermediate students. Advanced
level students can take our Intensive English Program. All classes are taught on the
Northeast Campus of Tulsa Community College. Tulsa Community College is accredited by
the Higher Learning Commission.
Students in the ESL Institute will take classes Monday through Friday in the following
American Culture
Classes are small and are taught in English by dedicated, professional teachers in a
supportive environment!
Students in the ESL Institute can participate in
college and community activities:
TCC student clubs
TCC fitness center
TCC library and cafe
Language lab and tutors
The International Association
Welcomer’s International English Club
Trips to museums, state parks, and other interesting destinations!
How to apply:
1. Request the ESL Institute packet from the International Student Services office on the
1st floor of the Student Union Building at the Northeast Campus, or download the
application from our website at: www.tulsacc.edu/iss.
2. Take the official TOEFL® or IELTS test. The TOEFL® or IELTS must have been taken
within the last two years. Only an official score report from ETS or IELTS will be
accepted. Please see page 12 for more information.
Required score ranges:
Official Paper-based TOEFL®
Computer-based TOEFL®
Internet-based TOEFL®(IBT)
IELTS (Academic Format)
350 — 459
63 — 139
20 — 47
3 — 4.5
3. Provide evidence of financial support. Please see page 13 or the ESL Institute packet
for more information.
For more information, please contact Daniel Chaboya, (918) 595-7544 or
[email protected]
Where is it? The Language Center
is located in room 1521 on the
first floor of the Student
Center at the Northeast
Campus .
When is it open? The Language
Center is open during the
following hours during the
Mon -Thurs 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The center is open during most inter-session and some holiday periods but special
hours may apply. For more Information, please call (918) 595-7536.
What can I do? You can…
 Study for the TOEFL
 Watch language learning videos
 Practice your pronunciation skills
 Practice your listening skills
 Practice grammar skills on the
 Practice your reading skills
 Get help from our ESL staff
The International Association is a
campus organization open to all TCC
students, especially ESL students!
It’s purpose is to provide a fun
environment to learn about and
share other cultures.
An organizational meeting is held at
the beginning of the Fall and Spring
semesters. Regular meetings are
generally held on Thursdays at 12:10
PM in the Language Center at
The International Association has sponsored
demonstrations of clothing, traditional dances, and
music from many countries, parties and field trips to
museums such as the Cowboy Hall of Fame and
Cherokee Heritage Center as well as other places of
interest including the state capitol, Branson, Missouri,
and Devil’s Den State Park.
International Association members are active on
campus and regularly participate in student leadership and campus events. In the fall 2014 semester,
International Association worked with the Hispanic
Student Association to put on the Mexican Independence Day celebration for the campus community.
For information please contact:
Salli Wandke:
Tom Rowe:
Daniel Chaboya:
Jeri Woodburn:
(918) 595-8411
(918) 595-8480
(918) 595-7544
(918) 595-7402
Daniel Chaboya, ESL Program Coordinator
The Language Center, NE 1521
Phone: (918) 595-7544
E-mail: [email protected]
Pam Chew, Associate Professor Foreign
Language and ESL
The Language Center, NE 1521
Phone: (918) 595-8479
E-mail: [email protected]
Tom Rowe, Assistant Professor of ESL
The Language Center, NE 1521
Phone: (918) 595-8480
E-mail: [email protected]
Salli Wandke, ESL Academic Counselor
The Language Center, NE 1521
Phone: (918) 595-8411
E-mail: [email protected]
Jeri Woodburn, ESL Specialist
The Language Center, NE 1521
Phone: (918) 595-7402
E-mail: [email protected]
Kathy Norman, Evening Lab Specialist
The Language Center, NE 1521
Phone: (918) 595-7536
Important Phone Numbers:
Northeast Campus Testing Center
Main Academic Building
1st Floor
Phone: (918) 595-7534
International Student Services &
Visa Information
Student Union 1st Floor
Phone (918) 595-7451
Northeast Campus Welcome Center (Registration & Admissions)
Student Union 1st Floor
Phone: (918) 595-7526
Northeast Campus Career Services & Placement Testing
Student Union 1st Floor
Phone: (918) 595-7527
Additional Services:
Facet Center (Computer Center)
Phone: (918)595-7592
Main Academic Building
1st Floor
Phone: (918) 595-7501
Tulsa Community College
ESL Program
3727 East Apache Street
Tulsa, OK 74115-3151
URL: http://www.tulsacc.edu/